Simpson County, Mississippi
Simpson County Courthouse, listed on NRHP No. 85001898
|US state :||Mississippi|
|Administrative headquarters :||Mendenhall|
|Address of the
P.O. Box 367
Mendenhall, MS 39114-0367
|Foundation :||January 23, 1824|
|Made up from:||Choctaw land|
|Area code :||001 601|
|Residents :||27,503 (2010)|
|Population density :||18 inhabitants / km 2|
|Total area :||1529 km²|
|Water surface :||5 km²|
The Simpson County is a county in the US state of Mississippi . The county seat is Mendenhall . The county is part of the dry counties , which means that the sale of alcohol is restricted or prohibited.
The county is located in south-central Mississippi and has an area of 1,529 square kilometers, of which five square kilometers are water. It borders on the following counties:
|Hinds County||Rankin County|
|Copiah County||Smith County|
|Lawrence County||Jefferson Davis County||Covington County|
Two places in the county are listed on the National Register of Historic Places as of February 3, 2018.
|growth of population|
|Before 1900 1900–1990
2000 + 2010
As of the 2000 census , Simpson County had 27,639 people in 10,076 households and 7,385 families. The population density was 18 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was composed of 64.39 percent white, 34.31 percent African American, 0.12 percent Native American, 0.14 percent Asian, 0.01 percent of residents from the Pacific island area and 0.47 percent from other ethnic groups Groups; 0.56 percent were descended from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any of the above mentioned groups were 1.15 percent of the population.
Of the 10,076 households, 34.8 percent had children under the age of 18 living with them. 54.2 percent were married couples living together, 14.8 percent were single mothers, and 26.7 percent were non-families. 24.0 percent of all households were single households and 11.1 percent had people aged 65 years or over. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.14.
27.9 percent of the population was under 18 years old, 9.4 percent between 18 and 24, 27.5 percent between 25 and 44, 22.1 percent between 45 and 64 years old, and 13.1 percent were 65 years or older . The median age was 35 years. Statistically, for every 100 females there were 94.4 males and for every 100 females aged 18 or over there were 90.4 males.
The average income of a household amounted to 28,343 USD , for a family is 32,797 USD. Males had a median income of $ 27,197 versus $ 20,136 for females. The per capita income was $ 13,344. About 17.5 percent of families and 21.6 percent of the population were below the poverty line .
cities and communes
- Extract from the National Register of Historic Places . Retrieved March 13, 2011
- GNIS-ID: 695784. Retrieved on February 22, 2011 (English).
- Search mask database in the National Register Information System. National Park Service , accessed February 3, 2018.
- US Census Bureau _ Census of Population and Housing.Retrieved February 19, 2011
- Extract from Census.gov . Retrieved February 19, 2011
- Extract from census.gov (2000 + 2010). Accessed April 4, 2012
- Simpson County, Mississippi Datasheet showing the 2000 census results at factfinder.census.gov